Agribusinesses in Northwest Georgia got an unexpected holiday surprise from AgGeorgia Farm Credit. The agency doled out more than $529,000 in special payments to ag borrowers in the Rome/Cartersville region.
Trey Salmon never anticipated that he would one day own a funeral home. Today, he and his wife Brooke are co-owners of the Salmon Funeral Home, 2516 New Calhoun Highway, along with business partners Mark and Pam Sidwell.
Blood Assurance officials are putting out a call for help during the holiday season. “The need for blood is constant; however, it is often increased during the holidays and must be replenished by those of us in the community who are able to donate,” said Mindy Quinn, marketing manager for Blood Assurance.
The Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority has purchased the former Cave Spring Café building at 20 Broad St. Executive Director Sandra Lindsey said the authority plans to make some repairs and offer the building for sale.
Rome home-schooler Will Smith has gotten a jump on life in the working world. Smith has a booth at Yellow Door Antiques and Art, 219 N. Fifth Ave., where he sells items he has found at yard sales and either cleaned up or completely re-purposed.
Over the last two years, the Heart of the Community Foundation has awarded more than $56,000 in grants to community organizations in Rome. Applications for the 2017 grant program are now available online at www.theheartofthecommunity.org.
Twin entrepreneurs Larry and Barry Alford continue to spread their ServiceMaster business wings with the introduction of one of the first ServiceMaster plumbing franchises to be called ServiceMaster Home Services.
Local historians Jim Belzer and John Carruth want to set the record straight as it relates to Union General William T. Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea as part of the Rome Area History Museum’s (RAHM) Snapshot in Time series.
Rome businessman Leslie Duke has confirmed plans for Duke’s Museum of Military History, which will be at 110 E. Eighth Ave. in Rome. He is aiming to have the facility ready for the public by Jan. 1, 2017.
Dr. Leonard Reeves, campus associate dean of the Northwest Clinical campus of the Medical College of Georgia in Rome, has been named to the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Jeremy Duke, co-owner of the new Moe’s Original Bar-B-Q restaurant, 105 W. First St., said crews have finally gotten all the nec-essary construction permits and are proceeding full steam ahead on renovations to the building.
Floyd County Farm Bureau has been honored during the Georgia Farm Bureau First District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Jerry Mull, a cattle rancher in the Wax/Silver Creek area, is the FCFB President. FCFB was recognized with the 2016 Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Award, given to county Farm Bureaus that increased their membership over the previous year. FCFB will also be recognized at the 2016 GFB Convention on Jekyll Island in December.
The renovation of the historic Greystone Apartments at Second Avenue and East First Street in Rome is a readers’ choice national award winner in a contest sponsored by Affordable Housing Finance. The project also received the best preservation project award from the same organization.
Poultry producers across Floyd County and northwest Georgia have the opportunity to save money on their energy by taking part in a grant-funded program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council offices.
Berry College will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Berry College Chapel Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. The public event will be highlighted by the dedication of a new carillon, a gift from the Berry College Class of 1988 and the national Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Redmond Regional Medical Center is the recipient of a trio of awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for quality stroke, heart attack and heart failure treatment. All three awards were given in recognition of adherence to Get With The Guidelines program, a hospital-based effort to ensure that hospitals offer consistent care for heart and stroke patients using the most up-to-date recommendations.